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Feb 27, 2018 - AIRLINES AND THEIR AGENTS FROM AUSTRALIA'S FLIGHT CENTRE ... What options are available for dispute resolution in Asia Pacific? ... data. What actions should airlines be taking to comply, particularly when national approaches may conflict? Leslie D. MacIntosh, Deputy General Counsel, IATA.
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Shangri-La Hotel, 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand For registration, visit www.iata.org/events/Pages/legal-symposium.aspx

DAY 1 Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:00 – 10:30

REGISTRATION

10:30 – 12:00

Legal Forum (IATA Member airlines only)

12:30 – 14:00

General Counsel’s Luncheon

14:00 – 17:30

Legal Forum continues (IATA Member airlines only)

18:00 – 20:00

Welcome reception in the Shangri-La Garden

DAY 2 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 08:00 – 08:30

REGISTRATION

08:30 – 08:45

Welcome addresses

08:45 – 09:15

Report of the Chief Economist Plenary Session UPSETTING THE APPLE CART: ARE THERE WIDER CONSEQUENCES FOR AIRLINES AND THEIR AGENTS FROM AUSTRALIA’S FLIGHT CENTRE DECISION?

9:15 – 10:45

When is an agent not an agent? With the Flight Centre case, Australia’s highest court upset bedrock precepts of agency and competition law. Principal and agent are traditionally viewed as one before the law, such that they cannot compete with each other. Rebuffing this, and looking beyond contract, the majority muddied the waters for industry and its antitrust advisers, compelling airlines to ask “when is my agent my competitor as well?” Our panel will break down the decision, weigh the uncertainties, and evaluate its potential as precedent for other jurisdictions . Daniel Kanter, Assistant General Counsel, IATA Miranda Cole, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Brussels & London Philip Monaghan, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Hong Kong Justin Oliver, Partner, Minter Ellison, Brisbane Wendy Peter, General Counsel, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

10:45 – 11:15

Refreshment Break Breakout Panels CODESHARES: OLD DOG, NEW RISK? Since their birth fifty years ago in the US codeshare agreements have expanded greatly with the growth of airline alliances. Codeshares enable a low-level of cooperation between airlines that nevertheless require significant levels of coordination. This panel of experts will examine the different structures of codeshares and their competitive impact on the industry. Anita Mosner, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP, Washington Martin Dajani, Vice President Legal, Americas, Etihad Airways Frédéric Louis, Partner, WilmerHale, Brussels Juan Carlos Mencio, General Counsel, LATAM Airlines Trevor Soames, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Brussels

11:15 – 12:30

or ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR): OPTIONS IN ASIA PACIFIC What options are available for dispute resolution in Asia Pacific? What factors influence choice of law and venue for arbitration and mediation in the aviation sector? Are there regional differences in approach and procedure? What are the considerations for considering ADR in Asia Pacific? Our experts will examine these questions and more. Gary R. Doernhoefer, General Counsel, Journera Chiann Bao, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Hong Kong Michael Lee, Vice President, American Arbitration Association, Singapore Duncan Speller, Partner, WilmerHale, London Yan Zhenfeng, Partner, JunHe LLP, Shanghai

12:30 – 14:00

LUNCH Plenary Session LIABILITY UPDATE: WHAT’S NEXT?

14:00 – 15:30

A search for common liability themes in recent decisions from five continents. We review rulings concerning exclusivity, consumer rights, Montreal Convention 1999, limitation periods and procedural limitations, and more. Richard Gimblett, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP, Dubai Guilherme Amaral, Partner, ASBZ Advogados, Sao Paulo Bartholomew Banino, Partner, Condon & Forsyth LLP, New York Sarah Catchpole, Partner, Kennedys Law LLP, Hong Kong Mark Mackrell, Partner, Norton White, Sydney Ulrich Steppler, Partner, Arnecke Sibeth, Frankfurt

15:30 – 16:00

Refreshment Break

Plenary Session BANKRUPTCY & RE